Career Fair Packed with Opportunity for Students
Students at Merrimack College donned in professional wear buzzed from booth to booth recently at the Career Fair held on Thursday, March 29 in the Sakowich Campus Center. All were meeting representatives from the 103 companies who participated in the fair.
More than 360 Merrimack students dropped off resumes and learned about potential employment in their field from organizations such as Fidelity Investments, Meditech, Massachusetts State Police, and Verizon.
“The 2012 Spring Career Fair was a huge success. It was truly a campus effort,” said Director of Career Services and Cooperative Education Dr. Heather Maietta. “The list of companies was impressive, and the students were well-prepared and dressed for success. They came with great questions and enthusiasm to network for jobs and internships.”
Great feedback was received from employers. Kristen Impastato of Notre Dame Mission Volunteers-Americorps stated she was “very impressed with the level of professionalism of the students.” Antonio Guterrez of MATCH Tutor/Math Pioneers stated the [Career Fair was] “tremendous-one of the best I’ve ever attended! The students were prepared, the event set-up was nice, and the brochure design was fantastic!”
The Career Fair offered employment in every field and seniors found numerous career opportunities after graduation. “ I left the fair with two interviews set up and several more contacts to call for other possible interviews,” said senior International Business major Victor Plaza. “After meeting a few representatives, I felt more comfortable and knew what questions to ask. This Career Fair was a great opportunity to inquire about different companies without pressure and add them to my list of potential employers.”
Photo taken by Marie DeMarco ‘02
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Merrimack College students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni joined in a collaborative effort in a day of service dedicated to veterans, titled Mack Gives Back Day. This day is meant to honor those who served by serving others.
Merrimack students have packed up and headed home for the summer. We will miss them all and can’t wait for their return next fall! Enjoy the summer!